What causes the seasons to change?

Interactive rotation of Earth: https://highered.mheducation.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::800::600::/sites/dl/free/007299181x/78778/Parallax_Nav.swf::Stellar%20Parallax%20Interactive

Note: requires Adobe Flash Player.

Addressing the misconception of proximity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwdB22opre0

Changing seasons (NOAA): http://www.noaa.gov/resource-collections/changing-seasons

What causes the seasons? (NASA): http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/seasons/en/

 

Explore a visual representation of the globe.

Rotate the world: https://www.jasondavies.com/maps/rotate/

Data set: https://stem.schooldatebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Seasons-imagine.pdf

Example globe with latitude labels: http://sci.gallaudet.edu/GLOBE/tsapsoar/web/latlong.gif

 

STEM Career: Solar Power Plant Operator

Solar power plant operators can be responsible for a range of tasks, depending on the facility’s size and capacity. They may be involved in installing, expanding, or upgrading a solar power system; monitoring generation; controlling equipment; reading charts and meters; and adjusting controls as needed.

Tools of the Trade

Solar panels, grids, conductors

Education Required

On-the-job training; technical instruction and experience

ASK

What causes the seasons to change?

Interactive rotation of Earth: http://highered.mheducation.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::800::600::/sites/dl/free/007299181x/78778/Parallax_Nav.swf::Stellar Parallax Interactive

Note: requires Adobe Flash Player.

Addressing the misconception of proximity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwdB22opre0

Changing seasons (NOAA): http://www.noaa.gov/resource-collections/changing-seasons

What causes the seasons? (NASA): http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/seasons/en/

IMAGINE

Explore a visual representation of the globe.

Rotate the world: https://www.jasondavies.com/maps/rotate/

Data set: https://stem.schooldatebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Seasons-imagine.pdf

Example globe with latitude labels: http://sci.gallaudet.edu/GLOBE/tsapsoar/web/latlong.gif

CAREER CONNECTION

STEM Career: Solar Power Plant Operator

Solar power plant operators can be responsible for a range of tasks, depending on the facility's size and capacity. They may be involved in installing, expanding, or upgrading a solar power system; monitoring generation; controlling equipment; reading charts and meters; and adjusting controls as needed.

Tools of the Trade

Solar panels, grids, conductors

Education Required

On-the-job training; technical instruction and experience